Tournaments: League and Non-League Events
FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon is a hybrid region offering two pathways to participation in tournament events. Both League and Non-League paths advance to the FIRST Tech Challenge Super Qualifiers and FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Championship. Teams that perform well at the FTC Oregon State Championship may advance to Houston for the FIRST World Championships.
All league qualifying tournaments and non-league qualifying tournaments are one day tournaments that will occur on weekends in January. Teams compete in ONE Qualifying Tournament.
League and Non-League Qualifying Tournaments include formal inspection, judging session, 5 matches, alliance selection, elimination round and awards/advancement ceremony.
FIRST Dean’s List Semi-Finalists will be interviewed at League and Non-League Qualifying Tournaments.
League Meets/ League Tournaments and Non-League Qualifying Tournaments
2019-2020 FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Event Calendar – overview
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FTC Oregon League Information
League Meets – October – December
League Meet days are established by each individual league to best meet the needs of the teams in the league. Leagues Meets will be held 3 – 4 times between October 10 – December 16th. League Meets are ~4 hours in length and include inspection and 5 matches. Usually it consists of League Meet 0 (workshops/no points count) and 3 League Meets (best 10 matches from 3 league meets are carried forward to the League Qualifying Tournament). Teams compete in a League Qualifying Tournament in January and a percentage of teams advance to Super-Qualifier Weekend. League Teams do not carry any points to SQ Weekend.
League Cities – Beaverton , Bend, Pendleton, Hillsboro, Hood River, Portland NW, Portland NE, Junction City, Roseburg, Salem, Tillamook
Non- League Qualifying Tournament Information
Non- League teams design, build and program their robot in the fall at team meeting and prepare to attend one Qualifying Tournament in January with formal inspection, judging, matches and awards. A percentage of teams will advance to Super-Qualifier weekend in February.
- Philomath HS – January 18, 2020 – Philomath, Oregon (near Corvallis)
- Philomath HS – January 19, 2020 – Philomath, Oregon (near Corvallis)
- Tigard HS – January 25, 2020 – Tigard, Oregon (SW of Portland)
- Clara Brownell MS – December 7, 2020 – Umatilla, Oregon (eastern Oregon)
Super-Qualifier Weekend (by advancement only)
Teams will advance from League/Non-League Qualifying Tournaments to FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Super-Qualifier Weekend.
There are 3 separate tournaments; each with 24- 32 teams. Includes formal inspection, judging session, 5 matches, alliance selection, elimination round and awards/advancement ceremony
Super-Qualfier Weekend dates will be in February.
Cities of Star Wars
SQ: Aldera – February 15 – Roseburg HS
SQ: Kashirho – Seeking venue – contact Cathy Swider if you can offer one
SQ: Theed – Seeking venue – contact Cathy Swider if you can offer one
FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Championship (by advancement only)
~40% of teams will advance from the Super-Qualifiers to the FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Championship. This is a two-day event. Teams advance to the Championship. It is a two-division (Timber and Tech) event.
FTC Oregon Championship: Saturday, March 14 & 15, 2020 – Liberty HS, Hillsboro, Oregon
FIRST Tech Challenge West Super-Regional – this event has been discontinued. Teams will advance from the FTC Oregon State Championship to FTC World Championship
FIRST World Championship (by advancement only)
FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship: Houston is part of the FIRST World Championship (for all four FIRST programs). 160 teams from 20+ countries compete.
FIRST World Championship is held at the Georgia Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, April 15 – 18, 2020. In 2018-2019 Oregon sent 10 teams to the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship.